Offering resources, referrals, consultations and counseling services on the issues that concern military families.
Networking, a way to build and nurture professional connections and relationships, is considered one of the most effective ways of finding a job - particularly in challenging economic times. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, networking leads to 70 percent of all jobs. Through networking, you can uncover job opportunities that might not yet - or ever - be posted on job sites. In fact, some jobs are not even created until the right person shows up. Networking, along with employment readiness self-marketing skills, may just open the door to a lasting and satisfying career path for you.
One of the best ways to feel more in control of your life is to develop a strong network of friends, relatives, co-workers and others you can count on for support. Research has shown that having a personal support network can make it easier to cope with many common sources of stress - from dealing with minor problems at work to recovering from major surgery. Most people have at least the beginnings of a personal network, and you can expand your network by reaching out to others and developing new friendships.
It’s not possible to predict when a disaster will strike. But it is possible to take precautions that can help your family get by in case of evacuation, loss of power, natural disaster, worldwide epidemic (pandemic) or terrorist attack. The following information will help you understand what supplies are essential to keep on hand and how to obtain them.
As a service member, you’re trained to be ready for anything. And when faced with a natural disaster or other emergency, “ready” means planning and preparing to care for everyone in your household. Amid the chaos and stress of a disaster situation, being informed and prepared is the best way to protect your family with special needs.
Blogger Biography: Joyce Johnson has a master’s degree in thanatology and leads support groups for surviving spouses. Her husband, Army Lt. Col. Dennis Johnson, was killed in the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon.
How do you know if you’ve “moved on?” Surely, people mean well, but I can’t help but feel a little offended when someone asks me if I’ve moved on. Moving on means changing jobs or finding a new home. How do you move on without the one you love? The one you thought you would be with forever?
Many military families are aware that Military OneSource offers a variety of consultations and counseling options, but did you know that there is a specialized group of consultants that serves families with special needs? Military OneSource special needs consultants are available to families for assistance with questions and concerns regarding the care and education of a family member with special needs — both children and adults. The person who provides your consultation will be a licensed, master’s-level professional with extensive experience in the field of special needs.
The following websites and email contacts are provided for important Department of Defense (DoD) or Service specific Voluntary Education program information and resources.
The rewards of going back to school are many: furthering your education can boost your earning power, help you climb the career ladder, and widen the range of jobs available to you. Although military spouses face frequent relocations and other challenges that can make it harder to complete an education program, assistance is available. Check out these tips and resources that can help you get back in the classroom and reap the many near- and long-term rewards of investing in yourself, your career, and your future.